Asked by: Yelizaveta Ewerdt
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How long will a wooden boat last?

Last Updated: 1st June, 2020

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The reality is that a properly maintained wooden boat can last 100 years, and still look beautiful for your great grandchildren. You can't say the same for fiberglass boats – they just haven't been around long enough to prove it.

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In respect to this, how long can a wooden ship last?

If you have enough money, you can make ANYTHING last forever. When the wooden clipper ships were built, they had a projected lifespan (working life) of 10-12 years. Keeping a wooden hull seaworthy is an endless and often-times up-hill battle..

Secondly, how long will a plywood boat last? 15 to 25 years

Similarly one may ask, how many years does a boat last?

There is no specific lifespan for any boat. Most boats tend to last for at least 2 decades. There are even boats that are 60 years old & still running well.

How do you maintain a wooden boat?

A good quality canvas cover can effectively protect your boat from rain, sun, leaves, twigs and even bird dropping. Covers should be used in a way that allows air to circulate and let any moisture escape. Leave the ends open. Keep any cover clear of the wood by using a simple framework.

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